1 Kings 18:6
Verse (Click for Chapter)
New International Version
So they divided the land they were to cover, Ahab going in one direction and Obadiah in another.

New Living Translation
So they divided the land between them. Ahab went one way by himself, and Obadiah went another way by himself.

English Standard Version
So they divided the land between them to pass through it. Ahab went in one direction by himself, and Obadiah went in another direction by himself.

New American Standard Bible
So they divided the land between them to survey it; Ahab went one way by himself and Obadiah went another way by himself.

King James Bible
So they divided the land between them to pass throughout it: Ahab went one way by himself, and Obadiah went another way by himself.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
They divided the land between them in order to cover it. Ahab went one way by himself, and Obadiah went the other way by himself.

International Standard Version
So they divided the land between them so they could conduct their survey. Ahab went off by himself in one direction and Obadiah went off by himself in the other.

NET Bible
They divided up the land between them; Ahab went one way and Obadiah went the other.

New Heart English Bible
So they divided the land between them to explore it; Ahab went one way alone, and Obadiah went another way alone.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
So they split up in order to cover the entire countryside. Ahab went one way by himself, and Obadiah went the other way by himself.

JPS Tanakh 1917
So they divided the land between them to pass throughout it: Ahab went one way by himself, and Obadiah went another way by himself.

New American Standard 1977
So they divided the land between them to survey it; Ahab went one way by himself and Obadiah went another way by himself.

Jubilee Bible 2000
So they divided the land between them to pass throughout it; Ahab went one way by himself, and Obadiah went another way by himself.

King James 2000 Bible
So they divided the land between them to pass throughout it: Ahab went one way by himself, and Obadiah went another way by himself.

American King James Version
So they divided the land between them to pass throughout it: Ahab went one way by himself, and Obadiah went another way by himself.

American Standard Version
So they divided the land between them to pass throughout it: Ahab went one way by himself, and Obadiah went another way by himself.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And they divided the countries between them, that they might go round about them: Achab went one way, and Abdias another way by himself.

Darby Bible Translation
And they divided the land between them to pass through it: Ahab went one way by himself, and Obadiah went another way by himself.

English Revised Version
So they divided the land between them to pass throughout it: Ahab went one way by himself, and Obadiah went another way by himself.

Webster's Bible Translation
So they divided the land between them to pass throughout it: Ahab went one way by himself, and Obadiah went another way by himself.

World English Bible
So they divided the land between them to pass throughout it: Ahab went one way by himself, and Obadiah went another way by himself.

Young's Literal Translation
And they apportion to themselves the land, to pass over into it; Ahab hath gone in one way by himself, and Obadiah hath gone in another way by himself;
Study Bible
Elijah Confronts Ahab
5Then Ahab said to Obadiah, "Go through the land to all the springs of water and to all the valleys; perhaps we will find grass and keep the horses and mules alive, and not have to kill some of the cattle." 6So they divided the land between them to survey it; Ahab went one way by himself and Obadiah went another way by himself. 7Now as Obadiah was on the way, behold, Elijah met him, and he recognized him and fell on his face and said, "Is this you, Elijah my master?"…
Cross References
1 Kings 18:5
Then Ahab said to Obadiah, "Go through the land to all the springs of water and to all the valleys; perhaps we will find grass and keep the horses and mules alive, and not have to kill some of the cattle."

1 Kings 18:7
Now as Obadiah was on the way, behold, Elijah met him, and he recognized him and fell on his face and said, "Is this you, Elijah my master?"
Treasury of Scripture

So they divided the land between them to pass throughout it: Ahab went one way by himself, and Obadiah went another way by himself.

Ahab went

Jeremiah 14:3 And their nobles have sent their little ones to the waters: they …

Verse 6. - So they divided the land between them to pass throughout it ["This personal inspection by the king and one of his chief officers marks the extreme straits to which the Israelites were now reduced" (Rawlinson). The difference, however, between an Eastern and an European monarch must not be overlooked. "None (of the emirs of Arabia or the chiefs of central Asia) think it beneath them to lead an expedition in search of grass or water" (Kitto)]: Ahab went one way by himself [Heb. alone. Rawlinson says, "This does not mean that either Ahab or Obadiah was unaccompanied by a retinue," but it may very well mean that (לבַד, solus; LXX. μόνος; Bahr allein. Cf. ver. 22), if, indeed, it must not necessarily mean it; and ver. 14 certainly implies that Obadiah at least was unattended], and Obadiah went another way by himself. So they divided the land between them, to pass through it,.... And one took one part, and the other the other part:

Ahab went one way by himself, and Obadiah went another way by himself; Ahab not caring to trust any but Obadiah, who he knew was a faithful man, lest they should be bribed by those that had grass not to discover it. 18:1-16 The severest judgments, of themselves, will not humble or change the hearts of sinners; nothing, except the blood of Jesus Christ, can atone for the guilt of sin; nothing, except the sanctifying Spirit of God, can purge away its pollution. The priests and the Levites were gone to Judah and Jerusalem, 2Ch 11:13,14, but instead of them God raised up prophets, who read and expounded the word. They probably were from the schools of the prophets, first set up by Samuel. They had not the spirit of prophecy as Elijah, but taught the people to keep close to the God of Israel. These Jezebel sought to destroy. The few that escaped death were forced to hide themselves. God has his remnant among all sorts, high and low; and that faith, fear, and love of his name, which are the fruits of the Holy Spirit, will be accepted through the Redeemer. See how wonderfully God raises up friends for his ministers and people, for their shelter in difficult times. Bread and water were now scarce, yet Obadiah will find enough for God's prophets, to keep them alive. Ahab's care was not to lose all the beasts; but he took no care about his soul, not to lose that. He took pains to seek grass, but none to seek the favour of God; fencing against the effect, but not inquiring how to remove the cause. But it bodes well with a people, when God calls his ministers to stand forth, and show themselves. And we may the better endure the bread of affliction, while our eyes see our teachers.
Jump to Previous
Ahab Apportion Country Cover Covering Direction Divided Obadiah Obadi'ah Survey Themselves Throughout Way
Jump to Next
Ahab Apportion Country Cover Covering Direction Divided Obadiah Obadi'ah Survey Themselves Throughout Way
Links
1 Kings 18:6 NIV
1 Kings 18:6 NLT
1 Kings 18:6 ESV
1 Kings 18:6 NASB
1 Kings 18:6 KJV

1 Kings 18:6 Biblia Paralela
1 Kings 18:6 Chinese Bible
1 Kings 18:6 French Bible
1 Kings 18:6 German Bible

Alphabetical: Ahab and another between by cover direction divided going himself in it land Obadiah one So survey the them they to way went were

OT History: 1 Kings 18:6 So they divided the land between them (1Ki iKi i Ki 1 Kg 1kg) Christian Bible Study Resources, Dictionary, Concordance and Search Tools
1 Kings 18:5
Top of Page
Top of Page